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The John Morearty Archive

John Morearty

This archive contains the recordings of the late John Morearty, a Northern California peace activist and organizer. The VHS videotapes being digitized contain community media: a weekly cable access talk show, "Talking it Through With John Morearty: Dialogues on War and Peace", that John produced along with the Peace & Justice Network of San Joaquin County during the 1990s and 2000s.

"Talking it Through" discussed local, regional, and state electoral politics, California prison reform, county education initiatives, local arts and culture, Delta water use and other local environmental issues, and other San Joaquin County topics that P&JN felt were not covered in corporate-owned mass media.

Morearty also served as videographer for other Stockton community events, so the tapes also contain recordings of many other local community events, including protests, lectures, and music performances.

John wrote of his work:

My TV documentaries shine the light on people who are doing precious work in this valley: cleansing the waters, farming renewably and profitably, restoring the cities, rescuing addicts with tough love, teaching the young who are in danger of going astray. My microphone hears public officials, millionaire developers, physician acupuncturists, university professors, chicken farmers, judges, ex-cons, volunteer moms, teachers and their students, old soldiers, young kids. Wisdom is where you find it; as Gandhi says, every person’s life experience teaches them something that others need to hear.
“Talking It Through” points to problems and analyzes them, and portrays creative solutions which are happening right now. But the camera also savors the beautiful people and places around us, imperiled though they be. Human beings do not live by good action plans alone. We are moved to action by delight in beauty, and the hope of more of it. I try to evoke delight and hope, so viewers will be moved to act.

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John Morearty made this recording of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration (run by Project Breakthrough) in Lodi, California on January 15, 2002. This documentary, made for the "Talking it Through" cable access TV show, features: Part One (00:00 - 57:10): Helen Shields singing "Hold On" (1:35-3:31) Erica Yoon of Lodi High School, vice president of its Breakthrough Club, discussing post-9/11 peer counseling the Reverend David Hill, president of the Breakthrough Project...
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"River of Healing" provides a 13:02 overview of the Pacific Complementary Medicine Center in Stockton, California, which uses both Western and traditional Chinese medicine to promote wellness. The center treats its patients using many methods, including acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, exercise, nutrition, herbal remedies, and health education. The video introduces the staff of the clinic: Yo-Po Anthony Wu, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, and his wife, Teresa M. Chen, Ph. D., Program...
Topics: acupuncture, complementary medicine, holistic medicine, alternative medicine, Stockton, California,...
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This episode focuses on the 1992 World Conference on Solar Cooking (the first of several of these conferences, and the only one at the University of the Pacific in Stockton). The first 26 minutes of the recording are footage shot at the conference, on Anderson Lawn, interviewing participants (mostly white men) as they discuss and demonstrate their displays, such as "Brewing Beer in a Solar Cooker". At 26:25, the video changes to an in-studio interview with four leaders in the solar...
Topics: Talking It Through, solar cookers, sustainability, University of the Pacific, cable access
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In this episode of "Talking it Through", John Morearty interviews seven medical and legal professionals about their work using acupuncture to address drug addiction. The panellists had gathered in Stockton to attend a 150-person conference focusing on using complementary medicine to fight drug addiction. Panellists: Judge Rolleen McIlwrath, Stockton Municipal Court Dr. Yi-Po Anthony ("Tony") Wu, M.D., M.P.H., a Stockton acupuncturist Dr. Susan Garcia Swain, attorney and...
Topics: Talking It Through, acupuncture, complementary medicine, addiction, holistic medicine, alternative...
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This videorecording includes two episodes of "Talking It Through". The first runs from the start of the tape to 59:40. The second runs from 59:51 to 1:59:45. Episode 1: "Remembering Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement", March 1995 John starts the show by noting that March 31st, 1995 would have been the 68th birthday of Cesar Chavez. In memory of Chavez, he interviews a family who worked with him in the United Farm Worker movement. Panellists: Jess Serna, senior...
Topics: Talking It Through, United Farm Worker Movement, United Farm Worker, Cesar Chavez, migrant workers,...
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This video starts with a 30-second promo for "Talking It Through". The episode, "Learning from Our Dreams", is an interview with Dr. Jeremy Taylor and with Morearty's wife, Ria deGroot. It was filmed in the living room of Morearty's home just after deGroot and Morearty took a one-day workshop with Taylor. Morearty discusses Taylor's book, "The Living Labyrinth: Exploring Universal themes in Myths, Dreams, and the Symbolism of Waking Life", and the practice of...
Topics: Talking It Through, dreams, sexism, cable access
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This "Peace Priests" compilation is in three parts, comprising three videorecordings of Roman Catholic clergy who work for peace. Part One (start-58:23): Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's 2004 lecture: "The two pillars of peace: Justice, and 'Enemy Love'" A "Talking It Through" production by John Morearty On September 20th 2004, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton spoke at Christ the King Parish, Pleasant Hill, Calif. Gumbleton was the auxiliary bishop of Detroit,...
Topics: Talking It Through, Roman Catholic, peace, nonviolence, interfaith, war, Iraq, Israel, Bible, Pax...
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This episode of "Talking it Through" starts at 00:33, after a 30-second promo for the show. "Dead Man Walking" is a lecture by Sister Helen Prejean, Pope John XXIII Lecturer at Stockton's University of the Pacific. Prejean wrote the book "Dead Man Walking". She discusses Tim Robbins's film "Dead Man Walking," her work as a nun, social justice work, poverty, the death penalty, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the justice system. Originally...
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John Morearty made this "Wellness Works!" video in 2001. Wellness WORKs! in Stockton, California, is a one-week free educational program in wellness skills and life skills, for people in CalWorks who are moving from welfare to work. It is the first comprehensive wellness program in California, perhaps the US or world, for people making the welfare-to-work transition. It is affiliated with California State University Stanislaus-Stockton. The video starts showing us a dancer, Jamessie...
Topics: welfare to work, wellness, Stockton, CSU Stanislaus, life skills, tai chi, dance, stress reduction,...
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This episode of "Talking it Through" discusses the Rio de Janeiro meetings (the Rio Global Forum) that occurred at the start of June 1992, including the Earth Summit. Morearty interviews 3 people with Central Valley connections who attended those meetings. Panellists: Isao Fujimoto, a UC Davis lecturer in community development, who works with many community-based grassroots organizations, including the Asian Pacific Concerns Committee of the American Friends Service Committee Melissa...
Topics: Talking It Through, solar cookers, Earth Summit, international, ecology, sustainability,...
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This press conference at the University of the Pacific featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) was probably the same day as his ASUOP lecture . The video covers the last 23 minutes of the press conference. Tutu says he aims to remind people of our fundamental goodness. In response to a question about the then-new war between the United States and Iraq and about his greatest concern in the world, Tutu says: "My greatest concern is getting people to be aware that...
Topics: Desmond Tutu, Stockton, California, human rights, press conference, UOP, University of the Pacific,...
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This episode of "Talking It Through" is "Earth Day, 2001-- what's it gonna take?". It was filmed on Earth Day (April 22), 2001 at an Earth Day celebration on the campus of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Morearty asked visitors to the Earth Day celebration five questions and recorded their answers. 1. what have you done lately for Mother Earth? 2. What might be the next thing you do for Mother Earth? 3. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, has the...
Topics: Talking It Through, Earth Day, alternative energy, pesticides, environment, ecology, global...
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This episode of "Talking It Through", originally aired January 7 2004, focused on fatherhood. Morearty discussed fatherhood and families with four panellists, who invited viewers to an upcoming Fathers and Fatherhood conference that took place January 16, 2004 at SJCOE in Stockton. The panellists were affiliated with Father Matters, which aimed to build a community of responsible fathers and families. Panellists: Sokha Lek, Coordinator, Young Men's Services, Father Matters, and a...
Topics: Talking It Through, fatherhood, Father Matters, families, cable access
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This video contains two hourlong "Talking It Through" episodes from 1993 focusing on critique of the US defense industry by Dr. Robert Bowman, formerly a high-ranking manager of advanced space programs development for the US military. The dates on the cassette and its case imply that they were broadcast around 12 August 1993. Episode one: "Economic Conversion Made Simple: Jobs for Americans In the Post-Cold War Era." This is a slightly edited recording of a lecture Dr....
Topics: Talking It Through, Strategic Defense Initiative, Star Wars, Reagan, clean energy, jobs, welfare,...
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Raw footage filmed at a Northern California Jubilee Farm on May 16, 1995.
Topics: agriculture, farming, food banks, community agriculture, cable access
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Note : False video start as on tape. Dropouts and head switching as on tape. Description : In this episode of "Talking It Through", originally aired February 10, 1994, Morearty speaks with his neighbor Bilal the Poet, a Stockton activist. Bilal speaks aloud his political poems, including one that mentions Reginald Denny and Rodney King, discusses masculinity, and speaks to youth viewing the show. Morearty and Bilal also discuss a recently-rejected local education voucher proposal,...
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"Talking It Through" started in 1991; in this set of promotional 30-second spots made and aired in 1998, Morearty discusses what the program covers, speaking over short clips from many previous episodes. The first of the two videos in this playlist is basically identical to the first 32 seconds of the first half of the second video in the playlist. The second video continues with a brief shot of color calibration "color bars", then repeats the promo with the graphic overlay:...
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Description : Part 1: A protest against nuclear testing at Livermore Laboratories on August 10, 2003 starts with live music, including a cover of "Imagine" by John Lennon, followed by speeches, song and dance. Part 2: Protest art includes, from 14:18 to 22:00, songs by the "Singing for Peace" group, and, from 22:59 to 33:05, unique puppet and dance performance with a religious element. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the estate of John...
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This video is the raw footage of most of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's September 20, 2004 lecture: "The two pillars of peace: Justice, and 'Enemy Love'" at Christ the King Parish, Pleasant Hill, Calif. Gumbleton was the auxiliary bishop of Detroit, Michigan, and works for peace & justice and against all war. The edited version of this talk is part of the "Peace Priests" video . The recording starts with shots of the audience entering, and a shot of the cross on the interior...
Topics: Roman Catholic, peace, nonviolence, interfaith, Bible, Contra Costa County, war, cable access
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